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RATINGS: 2565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
Three Philosophers is a remarkable limited edition strong ale brewed by Brewery Ommegang in response to a home brewer’s description of his dream beer. Realbeer.com, the internet’s largest beer website, hosted a contest called “Create a Great Beer.” Brewery Ommegang was chosen by Realbeer.com to brew the Belgian-style ale for the winning essayist. Noel Blake, a home brewer from Portland wrote the winning description for what his “dream beer” would be like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1247) - USA - OCT 3, 2005
Dark appearance with a reddish tinge and a thick head. Taste is malt with a spice hint and a slight cherry flavor. Not bad, but not my favorite example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 Bottle. Brownish-red appearance with medium off-white head. Malty, sweet aroma, with a hint of spice. Flavor is quite full, caramel, yeast, spice. Quite a malty flavor, and very smooth while also complex. Excellent beer. Re-rate. I had this again, and the cherries really came out in the end in a beautiful subtle way. This beer gets better every time I drink it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2005
This is a very interesting beer. I assume that it has a Belgian Strong base, and I know that Lindemanns(?) Kriek was added? Although I don’t prefer Lindemanns straight up I do seem to enjoy this. The kriek/gueze flavor is nearly completely absent. I would have preferred some more funk in the aroma and sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2005
Yeasty, fruity aroma. Almost no hops. BIG alcohol, excellent malts of toasted nuts, some cherry flavor (presumably from the lambic) but not overpowering. Luxurious light brown head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Wow! Strong initial aroma of cherries, mahogany color, solidly laced head, stout body. Subtle yet complex tastes of Belgiam yeast strains, tart not over-sugary cherries. Good on the palate & a great American Belgian style quad. Still ... must admit I was expecting just a pinch more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Dark brown, slight sweetness (probably due to the cherry) but it was very full and well balanced by the malt and alcohol flavor. Very complex and full bodied. A very good beer. I would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2005
dark brown color nice body had a little sweetness to it but not overpowering had a nice finish and just the right amount of warming to it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2005
2005. Dark brown/ruby. Big, bubbly, tan head. Profound appearance. Dark dried fruit, yeast, malt, subtle kriek, subtle alcohol-aroma. Ready for some taste traveling. Caramel, toffee, cherry, malt yeast, alcohol-heavy stuff-how many degrees Plato? Full body. Complex. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - SEP 13, 2005
cloudy dark amber. fruity aroma w/ note of plum and yeast. sweet, too sweet perphaps. full bodied w/ a complex mix of spice and fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 Mahogany with tan head. Layers of flavor. A little sweet and a little bitter. Taste and aroma of cherries. A good American version of a Belgian beer.

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